INFINITI has partnered with ‘Support Our Paras Racing’ a not-for-profit team set up to raise awareness and help contribute towards a new charity called Support our Paras. The INFINITI Q50 race car will compete in the Dunlop British Touring Car Championships in 2015.
‘Support Our Paras’ is a new UK-based charity that supports the wounded soldiers of The Parachute Regiment and the families of those who have lost a loved one in active service. INFINITI’s Regional Director expressed “INFINITI are extremely proud to be associated with the Regiment, honoured to work with the guys and be part of the team entering the BTCC. INFINITI is establishing itself as a main player in the premium sector in the UK, with sales on the increase, a new design Centre in Paddington London and from next year we will manufacture the first INFINITI for Europe outside of Japan from the plant based in Sunderland. These race cars reinforce our commitment to the UK and provide an ideal platform to link together two truly British establishments, The Parachute Regiment and the BTCC.”
Consisting of 10 race meetings and 30 races at some of UK’s leading circuits, a team of injured paratroopers will make sure our turbo-charged Q50s are race-ready and perform at optimum levels throughout the Championship. In the future INFINITI Support Our Paras Racing also hope to have a paratrooper in the driving seat as the team continues to train and develop them to pilot status.
As well as raising awareness for this great cause, all profits raised by the INFINITI Support Our Paras Racing team will be donated to the charity. When asked, Derek Palmer, Team Principal stated: “Of course we are aware of the challenges ahead of us, but with the united forces of The Paras and INFINITI, we believe we have the power to deliver results in the BTCC”.